Up and Coming Jamaica, a community in crisis.
WOW, I cannot believe I read the below in the Times Ledger.
One of the most intelligent and look at NYC REALITY that I have read in a very long time in this most screwed up so-called irresponsible progressive city. FINALLY, someone in the media is calling out the elected officials on their constantly playing the race card and the whole decriminalizing so many issues like pissing out in public, drinking out in public and noise issues and actually sticking up for the hard working citizens who are NOT law breakers and just want a better quality of life.
Of course one of the BIGGEST offenders of this progressive bullshit is Queens councilman, Rory Lancman, who to get a good idea about him, part of his area is Rufus King Park, that filthy, garbage strewn outdoor homeless shelter that wasted $2.2 million dollars down the drain for improvements to only have it look like total shit.
Lancman is also in favor of one of the most FUCKED UP progressive issues, the closing of Riker’s Island to break it down into smaller jails put into each of the crowded boroughs, like having a jail in your community is a major upgrade and improvement. Why waste money on this totally fucked up idea when that money can be used to actually upgrade and improve Riker’s Island, which is where a prison should be, far away from residential areas.
This asshole official is also in favor of decriminalizing “turnstile jumping” because “Eighty-nine percent of the thousands of people arrested for jumping a turnstile are black or Latino. NYC is unnecessarily running people through the criminal justice system and putting immigrants at risk of deportation.”
I have no problem with this particular decriminalization, I have a problem with his LIE that Black and Brown folks are being picked on. HEY LANCMAN, do the fucking math. If the majority of people jumping turnstiles are Black and Brown, then logic states that the majority of people arrested are Black and Brown. In my couple of decades living in a city that has gotten really bad in the last 10 years, every single time I have seen someone jump the turnstiles and I have seem many, they have all been black. SO stop playing the damn race card and stick with FUCKING REALITY.
BY the way, whitey Lancman, how many “diverse” people live on your block? How many homeless encampments are in your local park? How many noise issues do you have on your block? How many illegal sidewalk parties going on near you?
Again, another white limousine liberal blinded by REALITY & TRUTH. Time to take those race baiting & UNREALITY sun glasses off and move into Jamaica. Buy a house in South Jamaica and then speak. Other wise SHUT THE FUCK UP, we civilized folks don’t want to hear your crap and your fellow asshole city council members who live in the lefty progressive bubble am far away from the maddening ghetto crowd. AND who the fuck thinks pay your damn salary, the homeless, the chronically unemployed, the criminals, the hood rats. GET A FUCKING REALITY GRIP.
From Times Ledger:
‘Diversity’ narrative clouding pols’ judgement
The City Council and mayor are motivated by a rigid “progressive” ideology that clouds their ability to see the real-life consequences of their actions. As a civic leader, and president of New York’s largest garden apartment residential housing co-op, I have witnessed a steady erosion in quality-of-life protections that we used to take for granted.
The city’s political elite’s obsession with diversity and racially driven data, important as that may be in the proper context, does little to actually promote improved quality of life in our neighborhoods. Their zeal to decriminalize public urination, public drinking, public intoxication, and many other seemingly “minor” violations, puts them at odds with most community civic associations.
At a recent Queens Civic Congress debate at the Queens County Farm Museum, Council members Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) and Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) advocated for the closure of Rikers Island and the relocation of its 10,000 inmates. The council members insisted that moving this huge inmate population into residential communities would have little impact. Incredibly, Ms. Koslowitz opined that it might even have a positive impact on businesses and the surrounding neighborhood.
The panelists opposing the proposal to shut down Rikers included a representative of the Queens District Attorney’s Office and the president of the Corrections Guard union. These two individuals have firsthand knowledge of the issue, and unlike Lancman, Koslowitz and so many others, they deal with prison populations daily.
The Queens District Attorney’s office presented a report that found 75 percent of the 9,267 Rikers detainees have open criminal cases, and a large portion of them are recidivists. Lancman stated that those inmates were being held unfairly due to their inability to make bail. He advocates that they be summarily released back into the community until trial.
But Lancman neglected to mention that 87 percent of the inmates eligible for bail are incarcerated on felony charges, and 2,007 of them were not even eligible for bail due to the seriousness of their charges.
Elected officials who favor moving the Rikers population to small neighborhood facilities always fail to mention the dangers of large numbers of recidivists being reinserted into the communities where they committed their offenses in the first place.
Attendees at the QCC debate were never told why elected officials would not simply spend the $10-billion-plus that this relocation program is expected to cost on rebuilding and upgrading the current Rikers facilities.
Now, Councilman Lancman is looking to downgrade the crime of turnstile jumping, making it a simple violation that lacks any real enforcement teeth.
“The data from 2017 is strikingly similar to recent years,” Lancman has said. “Eighty-nine percent of the thousands of people arrested for jumping a turnstile are black or Latino. NYC is unnecessarily running people through the criminal justice system and putting immigrants at risk of deportation.”
By seeing every enforcement action through a racially colored lens, Mr. Lancman never sees the larger picture. His outrage is misguided. Rather than being outraged by the thousands of people, black or white, that broke the law and evaded the fare, he implies that it’s the enforcement that is the problem.
While civic groups beg for funds to improve their neighborhoods, the “progressive” City Council passed a budget that includes a new multimillion-dollar program, funded by taxpayers, to cover the legal costs of undocumented immigrants threatened with deportation as a result of committing serious crimes. Taxpayer money is also being used to provide bail to those who cannot afford it.
The program goes like this: The taxpayer-funded police arrest lawbreaking perpetrators and take them off the street. Then, taxpayer‑funded bail is paid to release those lawbreaking perpetrators back onto the street.
Voters in our city are beginning to realize that this “progressive” ideology has been hijacked by politicians who honor unrepentant FALN terrorists, use taxpayer dollars to help undocumented aliens charged with serious crimes avoid deportation, and plan to move 10,000 inmates into our residential communities.
Common sense has been superseded by a ubiquitous “diversity” narrative, with politicians so complacent in their power and all-too-eager to ignore constituents that will still vote for them even as they use taxpayer funds to finance their grand social engineering schemes.